|Forum topic by BlankMan||posted 03-24-2012 04:12 PM||986 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
03-24-2012 04:12 PM
Happened to stop at the Rockler store during the week to drop off some blades for sharpening and as I usually do, like a kid in a candy store, browsed around the store.
Happened to see a Laguna mobile cyclone on display, yeah yeah another cyclone. But I noticed it had some nice features.
A two lever quick release system for the cover of the collection drum. Nice! A lot easier and quicker then releasing and removing the band to open up the drum on my Oneida.
Then I saw a crank handle on the bottom of the big hanging filter assembly. Huh? So I looked inside and saw that it turns bars, rakes I guess you could call them that hit the pleats of the filter on the inside to dislodge trapped sawdust. Neat!
And a hose coming out of the cyclone’s barrel section leading down to and connected into the bottom of the collection drum. Pretty sure what that was, been thinking of doing that using a vacuum pump on mine. It bleeds off vacuum from the barrel and creates negative pressure in the drum so that you can line the drum with a plastic bag for easy disposal and the vacuum sucks the bag to the side of the drum instead of up into the cyclone cone.
Anyone have one of these? Just wondering how well they do? The short cone on it makes me wonder if the separation is good and thus how much sawdust the filter then actually has to deal with. From all my reading years ago I remember though not exactly there were proportions as to diameter, barrel length, cone length, etc. for optimum separation and it looks to be a wee bit compact.
-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI